Weave a Small Round Fruit Basket for your Table
Start: 2nd April 2013 at 9:30am
End: 2nd April 2013 at 4:30pm
Tutor: Norah Kennedy
Spend an enjoyable day weaving your own small, round fruit basket for the table. Norah, your tutor, comes from a farming background and she will teach you how to make baskets that are “right in themselves and good for use”. By the end of the day you will have an attractive basket to take home. There will be a charge of £10 on the day for materials.
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Tutor Profile: Norah Kennedy
Norah made her first basket nearly thirty years ago and then trained with Swindon based basketmaker Bryn Mathews and has travelled to study the work of basketmakers in Ireland andPoland.
Norah is now a full time basketmaker and tutor – teaching day and residential courses all year round She works to commission in addition to producing a range of baskets for sale and has expanded her range to include willow Christmas decorations, garden plant supports and living willow structures. The bulk of her willow comes from Musgrove Willows in Westonzoyland but she also incorporates more unusual coloured willows from Powys and Herefordshire
Coming from a farming background the appeal of basketmaking for Norah lies in the combination of natural material with traditional skills. Her interest lies in making baskets that are “right in themselves and good for use” and in reviving at least a portion of the many traditional uses for willow that have been superseded, but not surpassed, by synthetic materials